Hindu outfits demand ban on cow slaughter

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal activists, led by seers of various mutts, staged a demonstration in the city on Wednesday and urged the government to enforce ban on cow slaughter.

They took out a protest rally from old taluk office to DC’s office and submitted a memorandum to Additional Deputy Commissioner Janaki.

Speaking on the occasion, Vishwa Hindu Parishad  Kendriya Pramukh Keshava Hegde charged that cows are being slaughtered openly in the city.

Hanne mutt pontiff Shivananda Shivacharya Swami said the entire species of cattle is in danger due to cow slaughtering and the efforts will be made to protect the cattle.
Renukanta Shivacharya Mahaswami said that it is the responsibility of all to protect cattle.

Chandrashekhara Swamiji of Shankaradeva mutt said the government must support those who bat for righteousness. But, complaints are being lodged against those who stop the illegal transportation of cattle nowadays, he regretted.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad State Organising Secretary Basavaraj said acts obstructing people’s  religious beliefs cannot be tolerated.

According to a 1964 law, there is no permission to slughter cows and permission from the government is essential to open slaughter houses. But, even though illegal cow slaughtering is being held in the city, the department concerned has failed to initiate suitable action, they said in the memorandum.

The demonstrators said many protests have been staged in places of illegal slaughter houses and the map of such slaughter houses has been provided to the officials. But none of the officials, including those at the CMC, have initiated measures, the charged.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders Mahavira Surana, Shivashankar, Yogish Raj Urs, Khandya Pravin, Ranganath and others were present.

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